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Must Microsoft Mess With Everything?

News broke from Redmond today — much to the horror of the Open Source community — that Microsoft plans to deploy Windows XP onto the One Laptop Per Child program's XO laptop in "limited field tests." more>>

SourceForge Opens Its Open Source Marketplace

SourceForge — the online development center and revision control system popular with open source projects — has opened a new marketplace aimed at providing user support for open source projects direct from the project developers. more>>

Real Time Linux Is Popping Up Everywhere

Real time Linux — systems that override system-wide average performace to guarantee performance for certain critical applications — seems to be popping up everywhere this week, with two major Linux vendors releasing real time systems within days of each other. more>>

Corporations create Blog Council, but it's a waste of time.

A dozen large corporations form a new organization called the Blog Council, but it's clearly going to be a waste of time and won't help these firms, including Microsoft, Cisco and Coca-Cola, get any closer to understanding the power of grassroots marketing and the blogosphere. more>>

Bash Self-Extracting Script

In this post I'll show you how to create a self extracting bash script to automate the installation of files on your system. This script requires coreutils (for cat, tail), awk, gzip, tar and bash. more>>

Mozilla Market Share Tops 125 Million

According to Mozilla's Chief Operating Officer, the Firefox browser is now being used by over 125,000,000 people worldwide, give or take a few. more>>

The Bleeding Continues At Motorola

The hemorrhaging of executives continued at Motorola today, with news that the company's Chief Technology Officer will be joining the CEO in departing the company. more>>

MPAA Gets A Bit Of Their Own

The Motion Picture Association of America — one of the "Associations of America" notorious for single-minded focus on copyright enforcement — has gotten a bit of it's own poison, as it's been forced to remove software from it's website designed to detect and report file sharing by university students. more>>

iPhone Meets iSuit

The bumpy road of the iPhone has just gotten a bit bumpier, with both Apple and AT&T being named in a new lawsuit that alleges the phone's voice-mail system infringes on another company's patents. more>>

Dealing with "broken" web sites

There has been a discussion going on in Seattle Linux List about sites that don't work with Open Source browsers. I think these guys are barking up the wrong tree. more>>

Compubeaver

So, I'm reading Popular Science today and run across this:

Nature, technology and science converge.

Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo processor - T7200 2.00 GHz 667 4MB 1.0375–1.3V 160G Hard drive - laptop drive 1G RAM - NBM 1G|PATRIOT DII667 PSD21G6672S R more>>

700 MHz Spectrum Won't Include Cable

The FCC's upcoming auction of the 700 MHz wireless spectrum has been gathering it's fair share of press, and gathered more today with the announcement that cable television behemoths Time Warner and Comcast won't participate. more>>

Marin County Still Porn Central

Despite severing their ties with a security-challenged web host, Marin County, California's web site is still experiencing problems with porn. Links to pornographic sites and malware were discovered on the county's Transportation Authority website in early October, and reappeared periodically throughout November and into December. more>>

2008 Linux Nicaragua Tour

While many today see Linux as a "just download it" or "just buy it" product, it hasn't always been that way. Installfests were actually the norm. Well, that's what is happening in Nicaragua. I received the following announcement in email—not from a geek mailing list but from the list of a social rights activists. more>>

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2008 Linux Tour in Nicaragua

While many today see Linux as a "just download it" or "just buy it" product, it hasn't always been that way. Installfests were actually the norm. Well, that's what is happening in Nicaragua. I received the following announcement in email—not from a geek mailing list but from the list of a social rights activists. more>>

1/11 To Debut KDE 4.0

The KDE Release Team has made it official: The long-awaited KDE version 4.0 will release on January 11, 2008. more>>

To Russia With LiveJournal

Popular blogging site LiveJournal — part of the Six Apart family which includes TypePad, Vox, and MoveableType — has been bought out by SUP, a Russian media firm which has been involved with LiveJournal since late 2006. more>>

Internet Explorer on Linux

What!?!? Blasphemy you say? Yes, here's how to run Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 on Linux. more>>

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